Music (MUSC)

MUSC 001 - Biola ChoraleCredits 0-1

Performance of standard choral literature representing a variety of styles and periods. Notes: Membership by audition. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $125.

MUSC 002 - Chamber Music EnsembleCredits 0-1

Encompasses a wide variety of chamber grouping and chamber music literature. The following ensemble combinations are commonly organized under this heading: brass quintet, woodwind quintet, flute ensemble, string quartet, percussion ensemble, piano chamber ensembles, small vocal ensembles, and worship bands. Notes: Open to vocal, keyboard and other instrumental students by audition. Piano accompanying is graded on a credit/no-credit basis. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A, C.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 003 - Symphony OrchestraCredits 0-1

Performance of standard orchestral music literature encompassing a wide variety of styles and periods. Notes: Membership by audition. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 005 - Chamber ChoirCredits 0-1

Performance of standard chamber choir literature representing styles ranging from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Notes: Membership by audition. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 007 - Jazz EnsembleCredits 0-1

Provides music majors and other interested students experience in jazz techniques and literature. A large volume and wide variety of literature is played, discussed and evaluated as to its prospective use at the various levels of secondary and collegiate education. At least one public performance per semester is scheduled. Notes: Membership by audition. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 008 - Symphonic WindsCredits 0-1

Performance of standard wind ensemble literature. For advanced wind and percussion players. Notes: Membership by audition. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $130.

MUSC 009 - Handbell ChoirCredits 0-1

Performance of a wide spectrum of handbell literature as separate ensemble and in conjunction with other instrumental and vocal ensembles. Notes: Membership by audition. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 010 - Vocal Jazz EnsembleCredits 0-1

Performance of standard vocal jazz music representing the broad range of jazz styles which have developed over the past century in this country. Notes: Membership by audition. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 012 - Women's ChorusCredits 0-1

Performance of a variety of literature and styles from Renaissance through the 20th Century. Notes: Membership open to all women students by audition. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $40.

MUSC 013 - Worship and Popular Music EnsembleCredits 0-1

Performance of popular literature, from both the Contemporary Christian/Worship and secular song catalogs. Notes: Membership by audition. Required for Worship Majors, Contemporary Worship Minors, and B.A. Music (Commercial Music concentration) Majors. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 014 - Men's ChorusCredits 0-1

Performance of a variety of literature and styles from Renaissance through the 20th Century. Notes: Membership open to all male students by audition. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $40.

MUSC 015 - Pep BandCredit 1

An instrumental ensemble that performs renditions of popular songs to promote school spirit at athletic events and community functions. Notes: Open to students by audition. Approved for Core Curriculum (GE) Fine Arts credit.Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 098 - Remedial Music TheoryCredit 1

An introductory course to acquaint incoming music students who possess little or no background in music theory with the fundamentals of that subject. These same fundamentals will be covered again in the first semester of Theory (MUSC 154), though at a much greater rate of speed. Topics for study include pitch names, clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals, and chords. Notes: Available only online. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 100 - Keyboard ICredit 1

Designed to develop general keyboard facility. For the music major, as preparation for entrance to MUSC 118. Notes: Credits earned by the music major may not apply toward music degree requirements. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED), Music in Worship (MUWO), Music (MUSC), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $135.

MUSC 101 - Music AppreciationCredits 3

Elements of music and media of performance in historical perspective. Provides basic background in music literature. Notes: For the non-music major. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 102 - Voice ClassCredit 1

Basic vocal training. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $97.

MUSC 104 - Guitar ClassCredit 1

For the student with no previous training in guitar. Survey of different styles of playing, together with music theory as related to the instrument. First position chords, bar chords, right and left hand technique. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $97.

MUSC 115 - History of Rock: A Social and Musical RevolutionCredits 3

This course will focus on popular music developments from 1950-1980 by examining the connections between rock and roll and black American culture, the impact of technology on rock, the economic climate and its affect on rock and the volatile relationship between politics and rock music, focusing on the music with social and cultural change. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum (GE) Fine Arts credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 118 - Keyboard IICredit 1

Keyboard technique and literature for the non-keyboard major. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 100 or test score.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $135.

MUSC 119 - Keyboard IIICredit 1

Keyboard technique and literature for the non-keyboard major. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 118 or test score.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $135.

MUSC 120 - Keyboard IVCredit 1

Advanced functional keyboard skills for the composition major. Included will be such skills as the playing of four-voice progressions incorporating secondary dominants, Neapolitan sixth chords, raised supertonic, raised submediant seventh chords, etc., as well as at-sight simple figured-bass realization and sightreading from an open score. Notes: Required for B.M. Composition students. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 119 or test score.
Restrictions: Must be Music Composition (MUCO); and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $125.

MUSC 124 - Sound Production ICredit 1

Training in the use of speakers, microphones, mixers, amps, computers, EQ's, preamps, and personal recording in worship settings. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 125 - Sound Production IICredit 1

Exposure to live and studio sound technology; room acoustics, amplification, calibration, aspects of digital mixing. Coverage of a wide variety of recording equipment, techniques. Networking included. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 124.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 130 - Advanced Guitar Class ICredit 1

Studies in various scales, major and minor triad/sevenths; reading of standard notation in open through 5th position. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music in Worship (MUWO) or Music (MUWM); and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $43.

MUSC 134 - Advanced Guitar Class IICredit 1

Studies in various modes: upper extensions of major and minor chords; reading of standard notation in positions 6 through 11. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 130.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $43.

MUSC 141 - Applied MusicCredit 1

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, percussion instruments, conducting, and improvisation. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: Half hour lesson $356.

MUSC 142 - Applied MusicCredits 2

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, percussion instruments, conducting, and improvisation. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: Hour lesson $712.

MUSC 151 - Lyric Diction ICredit 1

Lyric diction is taught in four semesters. All courses are 1-credit lab courses meeting two hours per week. These courses are designed for students studying classical vocal technique whose vocal repertoire consists of foreign language as well as English, and who, therefore, must learn to accurately pronounce and articulate foreign languages, and to know the meaning of every word in the text in order to convey it accurately. International Phonetic Alphabet, as it applies to the languages studied, and the pronunciation and basic grammar of the Italian language, will be taught. Notes: Courses must be taken in sequence, with MUSC 151 being taught first. For students admitted prior to Fall 2017. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 152 - Lyric Diction IICredit 1

German diction and grammar will be covered in the second semester. Notes: For students admitted prior to Fall 2017. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 151.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 153 - Sight-Singing and Dictation ICredits 2

Sight-singing diatonic melodies, major and minor scales and triads using moveable tonic solfege. Transcribing basic diatonic melodies, cadences and progressions. Reading, performing and transcribing rhythmic patterns in simple, compound and irregular meters. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 154 - Music Theory ICredits 2

The study of the following music fundamentals: elementary acoustics, keyboard layout, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads, figured bass, diatonic voice-leading, cadences, elementary harmonic progressions, meter, rhythm, time signatures and staff notation. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 156 - Lyric Diction ICredit 1

For students studying classical vocal technique whose vocal repertoire consists of foreign language as well as English, and who, therefore, must learn to accurately pronounce and articulate foreign languages. The International Phonetic Alphabet, as it applies to the languages studied, and the pronunciation of the Italian, German and Latin languages will be taught in this semester, as well as special considerations in singing in English. Notes: Lyric diction is taught in two semesters. The two courses are 1-credit lab courses meeting two hours per week. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Voice (MUPV); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 157 - Lyric Diction IICredit 1

For students studying classical vocal technique whose vocal repertoire consists of foreign language as well as English, and who, therefore, must learn to accurately pronounce and articulate foreign languages. The pronunciation of the French and Spanish languages will be taught in this semester. Notes: Lyric diction is taught in two semesters. The two courses are 1-credit lab courses meeting two hours per week. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 156.
Restrictions: Must be Voice (MUPV); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 163 - Sight-Singing and Dictation IICredits 2

Using 153 materials as a foundation, this course encompasses the sight-singing and transcribing of diatonic and simple chromatic melodies with greater rhythmic complexity, triads in all inversions, dominant seventh chords and altered non-harmonic tones. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 153.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 164 - Music Theory IICredits 2

A study of common-practice diatonic harmony with emphasis on voice leading and harmonic progression. Includes part writing, non-harmonic tones, cadences, figured bass and Roman analysis. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 154.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 180 - Performance SeminarCredit 1

Group performance, discussion of performance practice and performance evaluation. Possible sections of voice, piano, organ and various wind and orchestral instruments. Notes: May be taken for up to 3 credits in the same area of performance. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 181 - Introduction to CompositionCredits 2

A writing course designed to provide opportunity for developing basic skills in the manipulation of musical materials. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 185 - Worship FoundationsCredits 2

Survey of worship in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Key worship passages; biblical models of worship (tabernacle, temple, synagogue, Pauline worship, worship in Revelation) and their contemporary applications. Emphasis on the theology of worship. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM), Music in Worship (MUWO) or Contemporary Worship Music (MUCW); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 200 - Concert MusicCredits 0

Attendance at specified number and types of concerts each semester. Notes: Four semesters required for graduation. Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 205 - Introduction to Music EducationCredits 2

Introduces prospective music teachers to the history, philosophy and function of music education. Students investigate and discuss current educational practice, including standards, testing and assessment, as well as current issues and concerns. Notes: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken during this course.Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 211 - Improvisation for Non Keyboardists: Concepts/PracticesCredits 2

A skill improvement course focusing on rhythmic freedom and melodic embellishment. Hymns and worship choruses used as templates. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 163, MUSC 164.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 217 - Improvisation for Keyboardists: Concepts/PracticesCredits 2

Focus on contemporary chords, voicings, and progressions; transposition; modulation; musical style. Hymns and worship choruses used as templates. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 163, MUSC 164.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 251 - Song Literature ICredit 1

This is the first of two semesters in the survey of song literature from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. This course will cover the history of solo song literature from the Middle Ages through the Classical period, and the history of the German lied from Schubert to Schoenberg. Emphasis will be placed on how solo song influences or is influenced by major style trends of the various periods. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 252 - Song Literature IICredit 1

This is the second of two semesters in the survey of song literature from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. This course will cover the history of French, British and American song from the 19th through the 20th centuries, as well as songs of prominent composers in the National schools. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 251.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 253 - Lyric Diction IIICredit 1

Lyric diction is taught in four semesters. All courses are 1-credit lab courses meeting two hours per week. These courses are designed for students studying classical vocal technique whose vocal repertoire consists of foreign language as well as English, and who, therefore, must learn to accurately pronounce and articulate foreign languages, and to know the meaning of every word in the text in order to convey it accurately. Notes: In the third semester (MUSC 253) French diction and grammar will be covered. For students admitted prior to Fall 2017. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 152.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 254 - Lyric Diction IVCredit 1

This semester will be a review of the pronunciation and grammar of all languages covered in the first three semesters, and will cover the pronunciation of Latin and Spanish, as well as the proper pronunciation and articulation of the English language. Notes: For students admitted prior to Fall 2017. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 253.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 261 - Keyboard Sight Reading ICredit 1

Analysis of sight reading skills and procedures. Emphasis on development of ability to read with musical understanding and adequate fluency at first sight. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 262 - Keyboard Sight Reading IICredit 1

Continuation of Keyboard Sight Reading I. Analysis of sight reading skills and procedures. Emphasis on development of ability to read with musical understanding and adequate fluency at first sight. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 261.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 270 - Song Writing ICredits 2

Craft imagery, rhymes, melodies; set words to rhythms; use power progressions, harmonic colors; achieve contrast within the verse, chorus, and bridge format. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 154.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 271 - Song Writing IICredits 2

Continuation of Song Writing I. Craft imagery, rhymes, melodies; set words to rhythms; use power progressions, harmonic colors; achieve contrast within the verse, chorus, and bridge format. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 270.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 280 - Performance SeminarCredit 1

Group performance, discussion of performance practice and performance evaluation. Possible sections of voice, piano, organ and various wind and orchestral instruments. Notes: May be taken for up to 3 credits in the same area of performance. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 281 - Movement and Dance for Musical TheatreCredit 1

The study of specific styles of movement used in musical theatre performance. Included will be tap, jazz and a combination of other basic dance styles common to musical theatre performance. This activity class requires a fee and does not meet the Core Curriculum requirement in Physical Education. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 287 - HymnologyCredit 1

Exploration of theological and narrative content of major classic and modern hymns. Memorization of several hymns, and learning ways to communicate content effectively. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 300 - Concert MusicCredits 0

Attendance at specified number and types of concerts each semester. Three semesters of this course are required for graduation with a B.M. degree. Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 307 - Music History and Literature: Medieval Through Early BaroqueCredits 2

A historical and critical study of the period including important contributions in musical literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 164.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM), Music Performance (MUPR), Music (MUSC), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Education (MUED); and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $43.

MUSC 308 - Music History and Literature: Mid-Baroque Through ClassicCredits 2

A historical and critical survey of the period including important contributions in music literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 307.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $43.

MUSC 309 - Music History and Literature: Late Romantic Through Early 20th CenturyCredits 2

A historical and critical survey of the period including important contributions in music literature, theory and performance practice. Special attention will be given to the analysis of selected vocal and instrumental works. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 308.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $43.

MUSC 310 - Elementary Music WorkshopCredits 2

Instruction in materials for teaching music in the elementary school. Notes: Non-music majors. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301.
Restrictions: Music Performance (MUPR), Music (MUSC), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Education (MUED); and must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 312 - Music Theory/History and Literature of the 20th CenturyCredits 3

The study of 20th century theory practice and compositional techniques within the context of the broad range of 20th century music literature. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 309.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $43.

MUSC 317 - Survey of Western Music I: Classical thru Mid-Twentieth CenturyCredits 3

A historical and critical study of western music from 1750 to the mid-twentieth century with a particular emphasis on the sacred music of this period. Attention will be given to music literature, theory and performance practice, as well as the relevance of topics studied to modern worship services. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 164.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 318 - Survey of Western Music II: Medieval thru BaroqueCredits 3

A continuation of MUSC 317 focusing on the late twentieth century and the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, with a particular emphasis on the sacred music of those periods. Attention will be given to music literature, theory and performance practice, as well as the relevance of topics studied to modern worship services.
Prerequisites: MUSC 317. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 321 - Marching Band LabCredit 1

Workshop in preparation for teaching marching band principles and techniques in the intermediate and secondary schools. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 323 - Basic ConductingCredits 2

Basic conducting skills; the psychology of conducting; observation of choral and orchestral rehearsals. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 364.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED), Music in Worship (MUWO), Music (MUSC), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 324 - Advanced Studies in ConductingCredits 2

One or more sections offered periodically in the areas of choral and instrumental conducting. Continuation of the objectives of MUSC 323 related specifically to the technical and interpretative skills of either choral or instrumental conducting. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 323.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 328 - General Music MethodsCredits 2

An introduction to teaching general music in both elementary and secondary school situations in accordance with national and state standards for music education. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 330 - Contemporary Music IssuesCredits 1-3

One or more courses offered periodically in such areas as: arranging, songwriting, performance practice, electronic technology. An analysis and activity course that examines contemporary music as it relates to composing, arranging and performing in pop and jazz styles. Issues addressed will include pop and theatre songwriting, vocal and small instrumental ensemble arranging and the performance of contemporary styles as they relate to their use in school and church settings. Notes: May be taken multiple times with different content. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 163, MUSC 164.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 332 - Music for ChildrenCredits 2

Pre-professional course designed for music majors who plan to qualify for the state K–12 single subject teaching credential in music. Students learn and practice skills important for teaching elementary music lessons. Explores the history and philosophy of American music education, emphasizing influences of Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Suzuki. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205.
Restrictions: Must be Music Education (MUED); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 338 - Secondary Music MethodsCredits 2

Methods and materials for teaching secondary music in grades 6–12. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 340 - Special Studies: Theory/CompositionCredits 2-3

One or more courses offered periodically in such areas as arranging, jazz theory, advanced computer music. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 363, MUSC 364.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 341 - CounterpointCredits 2

Emphasis on 16th and 18th century two- and three-voice techniques. Analysis of representative literature and writing of short style pieces. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 363, MUSC 364.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 342 - OrchestrationCredits 2

A study of orchestral instruments with emphasis on a working knowledge of ranges and idiomatic qualities/capacities of each. Included are numerous scoring projects. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 363, MUSC 364.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 343 - Form and Analysis ICredits 2

The analysis of music from the various common practice periods, with emphasis on fundamental formal structural concepts and processes. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 363, MUSC 364.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 344 - Analysis of 20th Century MusicCredits 2

Focuses on developing tools for practical analysis of 20th Century music. Class time will be spent discussing, interpreting, and exercising some of the many styles and techniques developed in that period. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 343.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 346 - Pop Theory for Contemporary Worship ICredits 2

Knowledge and use of standard and emerging pop symbols. The creation of worship charts, lead sheets, chord substitutions, simplified hymn harmonizations, modulations, segues, intros, outros, turnarounds. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 364.
Restrictions: Must be Music in Worship (MUWO) or Music (MUWM); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 347 - Music Technology and ProductionCredits 2

Emphasis on MIDI, notation and sequencing software, score and part preparation, editing and mastering of recordings, electronic music history, and basic acoustics. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 348 - Vocal and Instrumental Arranging for SchoolsCredits 2

An introduction to principles and practices of arranging music for choral and instrumental groups with emphasis upon producing arrangements suitable for K–12 ensembles. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 205, MUSC 364.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 349 - Pop Theory for Contemporary Worship IICredit 1

Continuation of Pop Theory for Contemporary Worship I. Knowledge and use of standard and emerging pop symbols. The creation of worship charts, lead sheets, chord substitutions, simplified hymn harmonizations, modulations, segues, intros, outros, and turnarounds. Emphasis on writing arrangements and projects which incorporate the above features. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 346.
Restrictions: Must be Music in Worship (MUWO) or Music (MUWM); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 351 - Keyboard OrchestrationCredits 2

Sequencing. Application of presets and samples to worship songs. Creating and performing complementary parts (string, synth, percussion, and B3 sounds) for sound tracks. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 119, MUSC 354.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 353 - Sight-Singing and Dictation IIICredit 1

This course centers on the application of sight-singing and dictation skills acquired in 153 and 163, with particular focus on dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, altered non-harmonic tones, secondary dominants and chromatic melodies. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 163.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 354 - Music Theory IIICredits 2

This is the final semester of common-practice diatonic harmony. Emphasis is on voice leading and harmonic progressions including altered dominants, borrowed chords, the Neapolitan Sixth chord, augmented chords and modulation. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 164.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 355 - Advanced Keyboard SkillsCredit 1

This course is designed to teach church service playing skills at an advanced level to pianists and organists. Areas of work include: harmonization, transposition, modulation, improvisation, hymn playing, accompanying (solo and choral) and repertoire. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 356 - Music Education: BrassCredit 1

Preparation for teaching brass instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 357 - Music Education: PercussionCredit 1

Preparation for teaching percussion instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 358 - Music Education: StringsCredit 1

Preparation for teaching string instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 359 - Music Education: WoodwindsCredit 1

Preparation for teaching woodwind instrumental music in elementary and secondary schools. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 360 - Collaborative PianoCredits 2

Study and performance of piano accompaniment for vocal and instrumental literature; discussion of styles and performance practices; experience in public performance. Notes: May be taken for a total of 4 credits. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 261, MUSC 262.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 362 - Advanced Music Technology and Film ScoringCredit 1

Advanced studies in sequencing and sound editing and how these tools directly compliment the film-scoring process. Students will be required to write music for actual films/film clips. Notes: Must be taken for up to 2 credits. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 347.
Restrictions: Must be Music Composition (MUCO); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 363 - Sight-Singing and Dictation IVCredit 1

This course centers on the application of sight-singing and dictation skills to complex diatonic and chromatic and modulating melodies, dominant and non-dominant seventh chords, altered non-harmonic tones, secondary dominants, the Neapolitan Sixth chord, and augmented sixth chords. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 353.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 364 - Music Theory IVCredits 2

This course is centered on the study of chromatic harmony of the 19th century; Impressionism, and other early 20th century practices; contemporary popular harmonic practice and its symbols. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 354.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 370 - Junior RecitalCredits 0

Preparation for applied major recital. (Length 30–45 minutes). Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: MUSC 118.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $43.

MUSC 380 - Performance SeminarCredit 1

Group performance, discussion of performance practice and performance evaluation. Possible sections of voice, piano, organ and various wind and orchestral instruments. Notes: May be taken for up to 3 credits in the same area of performance. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 381 - Church Music Principles: Philosophy and PracticeCredits 3

Music of the Bible. Music in ethnic and multicultural churches. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 382 - Church Music Leadership: AdministrationCredits 3

Planning and organizing worship services and other church events involving music. Conducting music ensembles and congregational singing. Working with the pastoral staff and volunteers. Communication skills. Emphasis will be placed on ethnic and multicultural contexts. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 383 - Congregational MusicCredits 3

Hymns, songs, praise and worship music, ethnic music, accompaniments. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 384 - Church Music LiteratureCredits 2

Choir, keyboard instruments, drama resources, art, symbolism, banners, audio-visual techniques. Emphasis will be placed on ethnic and multicultural contexts. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 386 - Spiritual Formation and WorshipCredits 2

Introduction into the nature of spiritual formation and its relationship to worship in personal and corporate settings. Emphasis on the nature of spiritual growth, psychological hindrances, and the dynamics of assisting others into true, meaningful worship. Contains a spiritual direction component with Biola's Center for Spiritual Renewal. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM), Music in Worship (MUWO) or Contemporary Worship Music (MUCW); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 387 - Designing and Leading WorshipCredits 2

How to craft a theological, relevant service; overseeing the sound and media; clarifying the role of visuals; building the team and managing rehearsals; working with the band; relating to pastor. Emphasis on skill development and student projects. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 154.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM), Music in Worship (MUWO) or Contemporary Worship Music (MUCW); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 390 - Opera TheatreCredits 0-3

The study and performance of major operas and selected Broadway musicals. Notes: Open to all students by audition. Students may only register for Opera Theatre for zero credits if they are already at 18 credits of required courses for the semester. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 395 - Music/Opera Theater: Acting for Singers ICredits 2

This course is designed to develop acting skills in singers who wish to perform on the lyric stage. Students will be taught techniques for text and character analysis and will explore various music-theatre styles through observation and improvisation, and will apply these concepts to the performance of excerpts from contemporary music theatre and opera repertoire. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 396 - Music/Opera Theater: Acting for Singers IICredits 2

Continuation of Music/Opera Theater: Acting for Singers I. This course is designed to develop acting skills in singers who wish to perform on the lyric stage. Students will be taught techniques for text and character analysis and will explore various music-theatre styles through observation and improvisation, and will apply these concepts to the performance of excerpts from contemporary music theatre and opera repertoire. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 395.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 410 - Music Cultures of the WorldCredits 3

An introductory study of the interrelationships between music and culture through the examination of the music of varying cultures. Basic elements of music as they are found in world cultures will be studied. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; Music Education (MUED), Music in Worship (MUWO), Music (MUSC), Church Music (MUSM), Music (MUWM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $32.

MUSC 420 - Special Studies in Music LiteratureCredits 2

An in-depth study of music literature as it relates to specific instruments, ensembles, periods of history, geographical locations, individual composers or ethnic groups. One or more sections offered every year in areas such as piano literature, organ literature, instrumental literature (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion instruments), instrumental or choral literature for schools, American music, the symphony, the string quartet, the concerto, the sonata, etc. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 421 - Applied MusicCredit 1

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, and percussion instruments. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: Half-hour lesson $356.

MUSC 422 - Applied MusicCredits 2

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, and percussion instruments. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music Department; and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: Hour lesson $712.

MUSC 423 - Applied MusicCredits 3

Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, and percussion instruments. Notes: Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM), Music (MUSC), Music Education (MUED) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.
Fee: Hour lesson $712.

MUSC 430 - PedagogyCredits 2

For the private teacher. Practical procedures in training a student in general musicianship, memorization, proper practice habits, sight-reading and other areas peculiar to specific instruments. Survey of graded literature and methods. Sections will be offered in areas such as: piano, organ, voice, wind and orchestral instruments. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 450 - Music PracticumCredits 1-3

Fieldwork experience in music under the supervision of the music faculty and professionals in the field. Open to junior and senior music majors with the consent of the music faculty. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; Music Education (MUED), Music (MUWM), Music (MUSC), Church Music (MUSM), Music Composition (MUCO) or Music Performance (MUPR); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 452 - Worship Music SeminarCredits 0

Professional music ministers, musicians, theologians and pastors will share views on worship with opportunity to dialogue with guest speakers. Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Music (MUWM) or Music in Worship (MUWO); and Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 453 - Worship InternshipCredits 1-6

A supervised ministry experience limited to juniors and seniors. Growth through direct field experience, mentoring, reflection, feedback and evaluation by a local church supervisor and Biola faculty. Notes: Best taken concurrently with other courses and spread out over 1–3 semesters. May be taken in blocks of 1–6 credits. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 185, MUSC 287.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Music in Worship (MUWO) or Music (MUWM); Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 470 - Senior Recital/Final ProjectCredits 0

Preparation for senior-level music education recital (Length: 30 minutes). Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: MUSC 119.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Music Education (MUED); Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $65.

MUSC 480 - Directed ResearchCredits 1-3

Independent study in areas such as history, literature, pedagogy, church music. Each student assigned to a faculty member for guidance and evaluation. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 482 - Music Research MethodsCredits 2

This course is designed to develop the student's music research skills and to provide opportunity for individual research projects in preparation for the intellectual demands of graduate-level studies. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

MUSC 490 - Senior RecitalCredits 2

Preparation for senior-level performance recital (Length: 60 minutes). Grade Mode: C.
Prerequisites: MUSC 119.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: $65.